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Dear Evan Hansen

The Kennedy Center
Aug. 6 – Sep. 8
The deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Queens of Egypt

National Geographic
Thru Sep. 2
This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt.

Live from the Lawn: UkeFest Finale

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 21
Features ukulele superstars Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Daniel Ho, and Peter Luongo along with a mass strum-along.

The British Invasion

Signature Theatre
Aug. 20 – 31
Hop the pond for a rocking salute to the UK artists who thrilled and inspired us.

Disney's Aladdin

The Kennedy Center
Jul. 18 – Sep. 7
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical!

American Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake

Wolf Trap
This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score inspires awe and wonder.

Disney Pixar's Coco: Concert & Film with NSO

Wolf Trap
Sat. Jul 27
A family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event

The Band's Visit

The Kennedy Center
Thru Aug. 4
Celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all.

Herbie Hancock with Kamasi Washington

Wolf Trap
Tue. Jul 30
Rejoice in an evening of jazz fusion and R&B!

Capital Fringe Festival: July 9-28, 2019

Self-Made Performing Arts: 13 stages, 89 productions and 500 performances including drama, comedy, musical theatre and dance.

LOC Movies on the Lawn: Thursday's July 11-August 15, 2019

Films screened on Thursday evenings at sundown.

Strathmore's Live From the Lawn Summer Concerts

Free Outdoor Concert Series bringing the funk and the soul, the rhythm, and the harmony to you.

Spotlights

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Family Day: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Sat. Jul 20

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1, 2020

The Second City's America; It's Complicated!

The Kennedy Center
Thru Aug. 11

Live from the Lawn: Band of Us

Strathmore
Wed. Jul 17

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jul. 28

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
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